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  WTTG    Fox 5 News Edge at 11    News  News/Business. New.  

    October 16, 2012
    11:30 - 12:00am EDT  

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and balanced the budget every year. and tim kaine and i both cut our own pay as governors, to lead by example. mark warner and i reached across party lines to get things done. we were a great team in richmond
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and we'll be a great team in washington. i'm tim kaine and i approve this message ...because we'll work together to restore fiscal responsibility, grow our economy and create jobs. [ male announcer ] tim kaine. bringing people together to tackle the challenges of tomorrow. maybe you're wondering what to believe about mitt romney. well, when it comes to protecting your access to birth control... and the basic women's health care services planned parenthood provides... one thing we must remember, is this: i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. [ female announcer ] he'll cut it off. cut us off. planned parenthood. we're going to get rid of that. [ female announcer ] women need to know the real mitt romney. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approve this message. the captain of a capsized cruise ship may soon find out whether he'll stand trial. 32 people died when the costa concordia ran aground off the
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coast of italy in january. today a judge began hearing evidence to determine whether francesco schettino should are criminally charged accused of manslaughter and -- should be criminally charged. he's been accused of manslaughter and abandoning ship. >> they're going for criminal charges as well and furthermore, they're going to present evidence of what mechanical failures were wrong on the ship and who was trained in the policies and procedures that were put in place to evacuate people and maybe them safe. >> today's hearing drew so many people it had to be held in a theater. thieves in the netherlands made off with millions of dollars in art, seven popular paintings stolen from the museum before dawn. amy kellogg's has more. >> reporter: it's a stunning blow to the art world, dutch police confirming seven well known modern paintings stolen from a rotterdam museum just before dawn. >> somewhere after 3:00 on
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tuesday morning we got a report of a break-in in the museum in rotterdam and after the police arrived we found out that seven paintings were stolen. >> reporter: the daring heist is one of the largest in years in the netherlands and comes as the museum was celebrating its 20th anniversary. thieves bypassing a state of the art security system walking off with pieces worth hundreds of millions by picasso, monet and matisse among others. >> the alarm response was very quick, so the thieves were not able to steal many paintings, but unfortunately they managed to get out with a few. >> reporter: the works were part of the tritan foundation foundation which included dozens of other famous paintings all exhibited publicly as a group for the first time. authorities now reviewing surveillance video trying to figure out how the crooks managed to pull off the
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sophisticated crime. they say thieves have limited options other than blackmailing the owners, museum or insurers. >> these paintings will remain in the crime scene for many, many years maybe because they can't sell them. they might destroy them, about the again it's impossible to sell them. >> reporter: the paintings have since been registered internationally as stolen. investigators are calling for any witnesses to come forward. in london amy kellogg, fox news. dozens of local national guard troops are back home tonight after serving 10 months in afghanistan. members of the national guard's 273rd military police company received a warm welcome today at the d.c. armory. the soldiers were stationed at bagram air base during their deployment. eleanor holmes norton was among those welcoming those troops home today. our spectacular october continues. >> another beautiful day today. >> beautiful day for them to come home. it will be even better tomorrow by 5 degrees warmer.
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i think we could touch 70 degrees tomorrow many places and you'll enjoy that, i'm sure. we have a couple showers and maybe a thunderstorm we have to deal with before the weekend. so we'll talk about the timing for that and baseball fans, game three tomorrow. we'll have to watch radar closely because it looks like there could be rain on the way, but it's a beautiful night here in the city. it will be chillier than last night but not frosty cold. listen, just in case you have friends in new england and they may be talking about this, there was an earthquake tonight about 7:12 in southern maine. it was a magnitude 4. it did not do any damage or cause any injuries we're aware of in the town of hollis center which is 20-mile west of portland, maine, but it was felt over quite a big section of new england including boston and connecticut. so a 4 magnitude earthquake tonight. luckily no damage reported there. we've had clear skies in d.c., but want you to see we have a
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little bank of high thin clouds that will come through later tonight. it will be a real nice day tomorrow and warmer, but those clouds are associated with what was hurricane paul that has been coming ashore in mexico, fortunately much weakened storm, but it's riding along the jet stream. we're getting quite a pit of cloud cover moving across the southern part of the country and some of the rain in texas also associated with that. here's how the next two days look locally, top about 70 degrees, a nice day. -- tomorrow about 70 degrees, a nice day. there will be some cloud cover and on thursday in the afternoon we've got a frontal boundary, the same front that's probably going to bring rain to st. louis tomorrow, it's going to bring us showers and maybe a rumble of thunder. it will also be warm thursday at 72 degrees. here are the high temperatures we hit today, a beautiful day with lot of sunshine and these temperatures in the mid-60s felt fantastic. that is for sure. temperatures now already down to the 40s in many areas. the district is 52, baltimore 47, but frederick is down to 39
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degrees and dulles 44. so definitely colder tonight than last night but not cold enough to warrant a frost advisory or any kind of freeze. high pressure tomorrow will slip off the coast. so that taps a little warmer air off to our south and west. that's why we get up to 70 degrees. then the frontal boundary gets close thursday and it will bring us showers and maybe a rumble of thunder here in october as this warmer air moves through. let me show you the futurecast and let's spotlight st. louis. 11:00, want you to see we've got a big storm pinwheeling over the great lakes and at 4:00 tomorrow our futurecast is suggesting maybe some of that does get into st. louis. let's take it forward in time a bit, might be some thunder and lightning as well for them, finally clearing that area maybe by 9:00 or so. we'll have to watch and see if we get some rain delays or maybe a postponement, but this is the same front that will work its way toward us and that will happen during the afternoon on thursday and right now looks a little slower.
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there could be showers around, but our skinny little boundary with showers and embedded thunderstorms looks like it wants to come through town around 10:00 bringing another round of rain. looks like that will be out of here friday, but this is a big storm we'll watch the next week, centered over the northern plains states and it will send little pieces of energy out around it, especially for the midwest and northern plains over the next number of days. tonight 47 degrees, light wind and a few high thin clouds coming through, but there will be upper 30s around for some of you. tomorrow a pretty nice day at 70 degrees. it will be warmer and passion clouds here -- passing clouds here and there, but on your fox 5 accuweather seven-day forecast we've got storms to watch for thursday in the afternoon and late evening. friday looks pretty good. the frontal boundary should whip through and give us a 70- degree day, might take a while for those clouds to clear the coast. right now the weekend looks good in the upper 60s and warm to start next week.
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i didn't have a chance to get to hurricane rafael in the atlantic. it is passing bermuda. i'll show you the latest on that coming up. also coming up next a pop diva set to take the stage at this year's super bowl halftime show. >> also ahead the x-factor competition heats up. we'll talk to the judges and their guest mentors about the have you noticed o 16. georgetown is going through some changes, why some businesses are closing and the new tenants that are moving in next on the news edge at 11:00. investments, personally, about paid 14% in federal taxes, is that fair to the guy higher rate than you did? romney: "yeah, encourage economic growth." us. is that the way to grow america? this message.
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maryland schools are number one in america because we invest in them. but we can do even more. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million dollars at casinos in other states. question 7 keeps that maryland money in maryland through expansion of gaming in maryland. it will mean hundreds of millions of dollars for our schools. as governor, i can promise you, that money will go to education.
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that's the law and that's what we'll do. vote for question seven.
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maybe it will be a super bowl ring, beyonce performing during halftime of next year's super bowl. she confirmed the news on her fan page today, the game set for february 3rd at the
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mercedes super bowl in new orleans and there's speculation jay-z could make an appearance. but we'll have to wait to see. mario lopez and kim cash dashian will be host -- kardashian will be hosting the show fox's adam housely talked to the judges and the meantors about how they'll pick the final -- mentors about how they'll pick the final 16. >> reporter: the guest mentors do their best to help pick the final 16. >> this is why i do this part of the show. there's comparison thing which is really important. you get to see one group after another very quickly and you see who's got it and you also see who hasn't got it. >> reporter: with the live show a few weeks away
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competition is heating up among the visiting superstars. >> she is a superstar. >> simon stands a hell of a chance. >> simon said britney was a mean judge. simon said that. listen, how many times you got to know it ain't what simon says. simon's just saying whatever he got to say to throw people off because he the mean judge. you know simon the mean judge. britney ain't mean. she's just tough. >> i made my decision. >> reporter: for the freshmen judges deciding who stays and who goes is much tougher than they would have guessed. >> we're just watching people just one by one walk away. >> that's probably the hardest and the good facts are things that the first four are going to stay and we're going to do a really good job. >> it's not an easy job having to tell somebody that they don't have what it takes to go to the next round and i also want to make sure i'm right. i couldn't want to pick somebody that lets me down or
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let somebody go that was really talented. >> sometimes i have to make some really, really tough decisions. >> reporter: in hollywood adam housely, fox news. >> thanks for staying up late with us. here's brian now with the news edge at 11:00. president obama and mitt romney turned up the heat in round 2 of the presidential debates, the town hall style debate designed to be more relaxed but both candidates notably aggressive. it was fiery in your face. for an hour and a half the president and governor romney traded a spirited exchange. fox 5's tom fitzgerald with the breakdown of the top moments. >> this was much different than last time out. five times tonight president obama said in one form or another that mitt romney wasn't telling the truth. in response rahm tried to meet the head -- mitt romney tried to meet the president head on at 1 point telling him, "i'm talking now. it will be your turn to talk."
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romney said the president has not done enough to create jobs and the president says he's delivered on his promises. >> i can tell you if you'd elect president obama, you know what you'll get, a repeat of the last four years. we just can't afford four more years like the last four years. he said that by now we'd have unemployment at 5.4%. the difference between where it is and 5.4% is 9 million americans without work. >> four years ago i told the american people i would cut taxes for middle class families and i did. i told you i'd cut taxes for small businesses and very. i said that i'd end the war in -- and i have. i said i'd end the war in iraq and i did. i said we'd refocus attention on those who actually attacked us on 9/11 and we have gone after al-qaeda's leadership like never before and osama bin laden is dead. >> but what is sure to be the most discussed exchange tomorrow was this one you're about to see.
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during a question about gas prices both candidates actually clashed with each other, got in each other's faces over oil drilling getting off their stools and literally in each other's faces. >> in the last four years you cut permits and licenses on federal land and federal waters in half. >> not true, governor romney. >> so how much did you cut them back? >> not true. >> by how much did you cut them? >> governor, we have actually produced more oil -- >> no. how much did you cut licenses on federal land and federal waters? >> no. governor, here's what we did. >> i had a question. how much did you cut them by? >> i'm happy to answer the question. >> throughout this debate tonight both campaigns kept a running back and forth spin session going on via smartphone. here are a couple topics sent out by the romney campaign tonight. obama shifting accounts on benghazi. president obama, he tried, but his policies failed. middle class can't stand four more years of obama. over on the obama campaign
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listen to this, romney most anti-immigration candidate ever, romney one set of rules for him, another for his friends and finally romney, politicizing the tragedy in libya. brian, they'll have one more shot at this. it's the next and final debate in boca raton florida next week. >> the clock ticking, exactly three weeks from election day and tonight the candidates seemed to be fighting for every second of air time. so white house more effective at making their voice heard? joined now by jack burkman and brendan daley. it became clear tonight the president changed his narrative. he was aggressive. did he do enough to stop the bleeding and the question beyond that, did he do enough to turn the tables? >> i think he did, brian. he was aggressive, passionate, forceful and as we just heard, he said several times to governor romney that's not the truth.
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i think not only did he stop the bleeding that was clearly suffered after the first debate, he really cemented his lead i think. he's been in control of this race from the beginning. romney was catching up, but it's still the president's race to win or lose here and i think to not was a very big night for the president. look at any of the polls i've seen online, they all had obama as the clear winner tonight. >> jack, those polls have obama perhaps the clear winner on this debate, but the polls have changed dramatically in romney's favor overall. >> i think romney won a narrow victory tonight. one of the things going on it occurred to me tonight, this is one of those rare elections where a candidate who was down is successfully redefining himself. obama came out of the box strong. i defined romney as an evil businessman and took the focus off jobs and the economy. it was all on romney's bad and bain capital. romney fought back. he's become the champion of the middle class. the narrative is now about him. knees control of his own story.
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the -- he's in control of his own story. the other thing he's doing successfully is winning the image war. he talks about middle class, jobs, all the economic problems. it's almost like bill clinton. he says the same one, two, three and he's winning very successful i had the image war. >> the idea that romney is champion of the middle class, jack, come on, that's laughable this. guy is for the rich. the president had a great line about romney's so-called five- point plan. it's a one-point plan, let's cut taxes for the rich and hurt the middle class. >> i guess jack's point is it fair for obama to get on stage and continually tell everybody what mitt romney's plan is instead of telling people what president obama's plan is? >> he did talk about that. the very first question is what are you going to do to help the college student get a job? he talked about investment in education, clean energy. >> you hit the nail on the head. the problem is that obama not
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only doesn't have a plan, but he really doesn't have anything to run on. >> you keep saying that, jack. that's not true. >> he's got to persuade people something will be different and that his policies will have a different result. >> last question for you because i stuck it to brendan a little bit there at the end, but does it not seem like if these debates become a theater which this was, it was great television, style over substance, obama seems to have the lead in that category? >> well, obama candidly is very adept at making himself look presidential. if i were scoring this on points, i think romney won big on substance. obama won on style. i think the one mistake romney made, he was overly argumentative. i think it appeared like he had one too many starbucks today. there was too much argumentation. >> brendan, last five seconds. >> i mean there's no question obama won tonight. if he has another good debate performance monday night, there's no way romney can win. >> nobody will criticize me like i'm sure you'll hear
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tomorrow candy crowley giving one of you 10% more time than the other. thank you. if you want to see which moments of tonight's debate brought out the strongest reaction, here's a look at what's trending in the d.c. area, local twitter users talking about oil drilling, candy crowley and the word bidener. the last one comes from the question -- binder. the last one comes from the question about hiring women in the private sector. >> we took a concerted effort to find women who had backgrounds to be qualified to be members of our cabinet. they were bringing us binders full of women. somebody has started a twitter handle romney binders which has 30,000 followers. we are debuting a new show fox 5 news edge you decide 2012 that will focus on both local and national candidates and
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their issues starting next monday 6:30 p.m. on fox 5. paul ryan in some hot water over dish water. the republican vice presidential candidate criticized for a photo op in ohio. will thomas is everywhere at 11:00. >> paul ryan was photographed washing dishes at a soup kitchen in ohio this week. problem is workers say it was all staged. they say mealtime was over and the place was clean when he got there. the volunteer coordinator says ryan's campaign asked them to save some dirty dishes so he could wash them and he did for the camera here. ryan did speak with some of the homeless folks outside. a romney spokesperson says the visit was meant to highlight the hard work of volunteers. new england residents ratted by an earthquake to not. the 4 -- rattled by an earthquake tonight. the 4.6 quake was in portland on the southern side of main main felt throughout new hampshire and downtown boston, no reports of significant damage or injuries. a judge is deciding whether
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the captain of a sunken cruise ship should be charged and stand trial. more than 30 people died in january when the coast a concordia ran aground -- costa concordia ran a ground off the coast of it's. nine months later the ship is still there. the judge will listen to the black box before making a decision. may notice some changes in georgetown. high end stores are moving out, discount stores moving in. we'll tell you what it could mean for neighbors still ahead. >> everybody should be thinking about lunch outside tomorrow. it will be a beautiful day in d.c. we do have some showers in the forecast before we get through to the weekend. i'll have those details coming up on the news edge at 11:00 late night version. we'll be right back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00. [ mitt romney ] look at the evidence of the last four years.
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we've got 23 million people out of work or stopped looking for work. they're suffering in this country. the president would prefer raising taxes. the problem with raising taxes is that it slows down the rate of growth. i'm not going to raise taxes on anyone, because when the economy's growing slow like this, when we're in recession you shouldn't raise taxes on anyone. my plan is to bring down rates to get more people working. my priority is putting people back to work in america. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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you think of georgetown you may think of white tablecloth restaurants, high end shopping, but some long standing businesses are closing and a few discount stores moving. in beth parker has the story. >> reporter: with a portrait of her grandfather over her shoulder, karen ohri is running the family business, georgetown floor coverings had opened 60 years ago and just like her grandfather ohri is showing off samples. >> the old time georgetown in me wants smaller businesses here and families like my family to come in and have long standing businesses that are
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here for years. >> reporter: but she understands times are changing. the familiar gold doors of georgetown park are behind chain link fence now, the company tornado realty trust didn't respond to us, but sources say among the new tenants are t.j. maxx, homegood and michael's. >> this was built on small established businesses and if t.j. maxx or homegoods can come into georgetown and respect our businesses as we will respect theirs, then we can all work together to keep this community thriving. >> reporter: so there is no question about it. there are some empty storefronts in georgetown. that's one right back behind me and look here, just two doors down another empty storefront, but the people who work in this area say businesses have always come and gone and they will tell you that the reason varies. >> anybody who thinks because a restaurant or a storefront closes thinks oh, there goes the neighborhood is missing

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